mozdzen wrote:it looks like the trail from the suggested parking lot intersects the Lost Goldmine trail at some point - and I hope I found it.
Here are the two recommended and correct GPS hiking tracks via the Carney Spring Trail.. http://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=1380
line track is from where you started at the Lost Goldmine Park/TH Start, and the red
track line is from the recommended hike description.. http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=540
parking area). The brown teardrop is the waypoint coordinates for where you actually cross over the fence and the start of the Carney Spring Trail. It sounds to me like you may have crossed over the fence too soon (at the mine warning sign area) rather than hiking past the correct fence cross-over point?